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Monthly Archives: November 2015

All Black visit to Early Years Rongotai

Early Years Rongotai were so lucky to have Julian Savea (All Black) at their centre. Julian Savea came to our centre with his hard-earned Rugby World Cup gold medal! It was a great opportunity for us to meet him, talk to him and ask questions. All the children and staff had the opportunity to wear […]

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Diwali at Kids to Five Bader

Diwali is an Indian festival which is all about lights, happiness, togetherness, family and love.  What a beautiful diwali celebration we had with our whaanau at Kids to Five Bader where all our whaanau gathered together to share love and happiness with their tamariki.

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Montessori @ the School House helps restore Seeley Gully

At Montessori @ the School House we have been participating in the restoration of Seeley Gully by attending the weekly community group weeding and planting.  A trust has been set up called ‘Friends of Seeley’s Gully’.  Dr Seeley spent 50 years transforming this special area and then gifted this treasure to the people of Hamilton. […]

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Diwali at Topkids Porchester!

Topkids Porchester Road celebrated Diwali which is the Indian Festival of Lights! Teachers, parents and children took part in a day that involved dressing up, making sweets, putting on henna, a secret best dressed competition and watching a wonderful dance performance. It was a wonderful day which wouldn’t have been so successful if it wasn’t […]

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Topkids Pukuatua celebrates Diwali!

Topkids Pukuatua recently celebrated Diwali – the festival of lights. The teachers and children dressed in either traditional or bright coloured clothing for this special day. The children were told the legend behind Dewali, and were able to experience a number of specifically planned activities including making traditional foods and sweets, traditional dance and music, mehndi […]

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Halloween dress up day at Early Years Rongotai!

What a fantastic Halloween dress up day we had at Early Years Rongotai! Many children and all the staff came in a variety of costumes. The children were engaged in Halloween themed arts and crafts – making witches, ghosts, bats, spiders, pumpkins, hand and foot prints, and face painting. We had so much fun dancing […]

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ABC Rototuna performs at the BestStart Cultural Festival!

Congratulations to our preschool tamariki who took part in our first BestStart Cultural Festival! They did so well! For the past couple of months we have been practicing our waiata and putting together our stage performance. The children were so enthusiastic about it and wanted to practice as much as possible! The day before the […]

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